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A Chance to ride in Wales...I'm going!
« on: September 06, 2009, 05:43:56 pm »
I have been presented to chance to go ride a KTM 300 EXC in the valleys of Wales in the city of Swansea, everything is included, food, bike, gear, house etc. I only have to get there. Will cost about R6 000 for a return ticket...

My question,would it be wise to do this? Or can the money be better spent?
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2009, 05:45:41 pm »
Are you crazy?

Are you packed yet? :mwink:
 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 05:47:31 pm »
+1 if only for the experience, learn about mud... but really go and see "the other side"....

But a 300KTM??? not a 200 or similar?
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009, 05:49:11 pm »
+1 if only for the experience, learn about mud... but really go and see "the other side"....

I pressume from you're forum name that you are somehow connected to the area ;D
Do you know Swansea?
 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009, 05:52:12 pm »
Beware of mineshafts, ponies & choirs...you dont want to run into any of them! ;D
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009, 05:57:12 pm »
Do it! Do it! Do it!!!

This is an awesome opportunity, do not let it go past.

Back to pragmatism:

* How long will you be there for?
* When's it due to happen? Remember Sefricans now need visas to visit the UK...Also, make sure your wrist is fully healed - please do not screw up one of your most useful joints for the sake of a few day's pleasure.
* Ask about hidden costs - pocket money, taxi/bus/train fares
* Is your passport good and valid for six months beyond your stay?
* Check you can get medical insurance for the event - very NB!!

Final though - R6k for a paid-for adventure holiday in Wales is cheap...
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2009, 06:02:21 pm »
+1 if only for the experience, learn about mud... but really go and see "the other side"....

I pressume from you're forum name that you are somehow connected to the area ;D
Do you know Swansea?

I am from further North, about halfway up Wales, Swansea is right at the South "Valley Troll,s" down there...  :biggrin: :biggrin: go Etienne, why not, I rode Enduro,s just north of there 30 years ago in the Rhaydar valley!!

 I played in the Brewers Cup 7,s in Llanelli, just down the road in 1980 :-[ :-[ watch out for Swansea Girls.... they will pick you up under there arms and carry you home  :biggrin:  
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2009, 06:06:29 pm »
Do it! Do it! Do it!!!

This is an awesome opportunity, do not let it go past.

Back to pragmatism:

* How long will you be there for?As long as I please, will probably be for 2 weeks
* When's it due to happen? Remember Sefricans now need visas to visit the UK...Also, make sure your wrist is fully healed - please do not screw up one of your most useful joints for the sake of a few day's pleasure. when is there summer?
* Is your passport good and valid for six months beyond your stay? Yes
* Check you can get medical insurance for the event - very NB!! Will do :D

Final though - R6k for a paid-for adventure holiday in Wales is cheap...
 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2009, 06:07:46 pm »
+1 if only for the experience, learn about mud... but really go and see "the other side"....

I pressume from you're forum name that you are somehow connected to the area ;D
Do you know Swansea?

I am from further North, about halfway up Wales, Swansea is right at the South "Valley Troll,s" down there...  :biggrin: :biggrin: go Etienne, why not, I rode Enduro,s just north of there 30 years ago in the Rhaydar valley!!

 I played in the Brewers Cup 7,s in Llanelli, just down the road in 1980 :-[ :-[ watch out for Swansea Girls.... they will pick you up under there arms and carry you home  :biggrin:   

:D :D :D
You rode enduros 30 years ago! ......didnt think you were that old ;D
 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2009, 06:15:58 pm »
Northern summer is oppsite to ours, so warmer/sunnier there in June/July than in December/January. If you're that flexible, maybe plan for August next year, think that's about the best time of the year. Unless you want mud, then go in April-October! :) Welsh can probably give you better idea of weather patterns...
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2009, 06:21:17 pm »
Doen it my bra.... you don't need no education ;D

Daar is 'n song daar iewers... :P
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2009, 06:24:48 pm »
+1 if only for the experience, learn about mud... but really go and see "the other side"....

I pressume from you're forum name that you are somehow connected to the area ;D
Do you know Swansea?

I am from further North, about halfway up Wales, Swansea is right at the South "Valley Troll,s" down there...  :biggrin: :biggrin: go Etienne, why not, I rode Enduro,s just north of there 30 years ago in the Rhaydar valley!!

 I played in the Brewers Cup 7,s in Llanelli, just down the road in 1980 :-[ :-[ watch out for Swansea Girls.... they will pick you up under there arms and carry you home  :biggrin:   

:D :D :D
You rode enduros 30 years ago! ......didnt think you were that old ;D

Yep, I was riding Enduro,s there in 1977 onwards!! 
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2009, 06:43:33 pm »
Northern summer is oppsite to ours, so warmer/sunnier there in June/July than in December/January. If you're that flexible, maybe plan for August next year, think that's about the best time of the year. Unless you want mud, then go in April-October! :) Welsh can probably give you better idea of weather patterns...

Weather patterns, IRRELEVANT, most of Wales sits in a rain shadow of the mountains, so MOST of the rain should fall on the West of the mountains, trust me, the remainder is ENOUGH to cause regular flooding...... if you are lucky you can have sunny weather any time of the year, BUT, none of our "predictability" it can go from sunshine to blizzard in 20 minutes and back again!!!
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2009, 06:50:57 pm »
+1 if only for the experience, learn about mud... but really go and see "the other side"....

I pressume from you're forum name that you are somehow connected to the area ;D
Do you know Swansea?

I am from further North, about halfway up Wales, Swansea is right at the South "Valley Troll,s" down there...  :biggrin: :biggrin: go Etienne, why not, I rode Enduro,s just north of there 30 years ago in the Rhaydar valley!!

 I played in the Brewers Cup 7,s in Llanelli, just down the road in 1980 :-[ :-[ watch out for Swansea Girls.... they will pick you up under there arms and carry you home  :biggrin:   

:D :D :D
You rode enduros 30 years ago! ......didnt think you were that old ;D

Yep, I was riding Enduro,s there in 1977 onwards!! 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2009, 06:54:30 pm »
Just go. I spent some time there (ex wife from Wales) & its a lovely place. Some of the pubs are the best i ever been in :thumleft:
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2009, 06:55:26 pm »
My mother comes from Wales, been there a few times. Go for it, will be an experience. The weather, kinda the same as CT winter, without the mountain. :biggrin:
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2009, 06:58:33 pm »
Cool! No way Ill do it next year August!  thats to loooong still!
Thinking early December, fly to heathrow then take a train to Swansea. How's the public transport in Swansea?
 

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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2009, 07:01:45 pm »
They have always had a rapid bus transport system....its a small place. You could actually carpet it...
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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2009, 07:09:39 pm »
They have always had a rapid bus transport system....its a small place. You could actually carpet it...

Yep, public transport is 100%
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Re: A Chance to ride in Wales...should it be taken?
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2009, 07:12:02 pm »
They have always had a rapid bus transport system....its a small place. You could actually carpet it...

Yep, public transport is 100%

Mmmm, unlike SA, most things work in the UK...Public transport is A+
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